Red Rooster Harlem

4.5
6520 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. Named in honor of the legendary Harlem speakeasy, Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his passion for food to the neighborhood he calls home.
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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter Sunday! Red Rooster will be serving a variety of brunch and dinner menu items all day long. Open from 10 am - 10 pm.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ok, but much too loud.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so good and our waitress was unbelievably nice!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food. Very loud and lots going on but it is part of the reason I love this place!

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d
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! It took a little while for our main dishes to come out but the manager apologized and our waitress even brought out an extra dessert for my wife for her birthday.

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EM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun restaurant! The food was excellent! The staff was both knowledgeable and super nice. I am really looking forward to going back one evening when there is a show.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super comme toujours !

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KH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal of our lives! Great service and the food was top notch!

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everithing was fenomenal. The bes beef steak ever. Lovely music, lovely service, great atmosphere. I highly recomend this place!

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MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for Family or friends. Love the design and the bar + seated dinner area. Friendly waiters. Great Southern Food. A bit high noise-level

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SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, funky decor, excellent service. will definitely go back to try other yummies on the menu.

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M
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food good. Maybe a tad pricey but not outrageous. Too noisy inside for conversation so luckily nice day and could enjoy their sidewalk patio. But hey folks need to hear themselves think.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best meals of our entire lives. It’s not just the AMAZING fried chicken, greens, Mac n cheese, pickles and gingerbread waffles, but the PEOPLE, the ART, and the community. This is a gem and I hope it’s spirit spreads like wildfire throughout our country. ❤️

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second visit to Red Rooster. My first experience wasn’t anything special.
However I know this place is known for for some great dishes so I wanted to try again. Well this time didn’t it disappoint!!
The food was amazing, I had the Obama braised short ribs.. deviled eggs, cornbread. It was delicious. No complaints. For drinks I had a Cadillac margarita (or three).. was made perfectly.
I plan to return again because there’s still some items I still need to try.
My only negative comment would be the red bench seats need revamping, they have dents in them which make it nearly impossible for a shorter person to sit it them. also the cornbread should come out to the table warmer.

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Casual environment.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance. Good food. Nice selection. Excellent service.

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DR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My wife and I Loved everything. The food was good; just was not a fan of the collar so. We felt that they were sweet and with a strong onion flavor.

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e
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

the menu made no mention of pasta being spicy. I could not eat it. The server noticed that I could not eat it and asked if she could bring me something else and she took the pasta off the bill. That was very kind.
Frustrated at the beginning. We were a party of three and one was running a little late and they refused to seat us even though the restaurant was less than 1/3 full. We had to eat at the bar. When we left an hour later the place still had more than half the seats available. I would have said something to Marcus but he sat in the front on his phone the entire time.

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Unfortunately we were too early to enjoy the music but I am sure this place is fantastic with live music. The food was good but I had very high expectations so was a bit disappointed. Will definitely go back, but will skip the gumbo and go for the hamburger or chicken instead.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Too expensive, 8$ for a cappuccino!!! Well overrated!
Banana pudding doughnut was the only thing that was worth it! Breakfast options are available only Saturday and Sunday :(

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Burger was excelent!

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NC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved the vibe although it necame super noisy quickly. One plate was served very undercooked so it was taken back to finish. By the time it was done everyone else had long finished theirs. An offer of a free glass of wine or dessert would have been the mark of good customer service. Other food was very good as we had expected and desserts novel and yummy. Would I go back? Have to think about that a bit more in a City defined by excellent restaurants.

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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing The food we ordered did not seem to match what was on the menu. The brussel sprout side dish was mostly ochra, not what anyone wanted. The swedish meatballs were awful, tasteless. On the good side, the crab cakes were excellent and the ceviche was good.

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DE
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, our experience was spectacular! There were people from Mexico, Germany and US in my party and we all felt the same way! Everything was perfect and went above and beyond our expectation. Will definitely return and highly recommend to all humans! We are still talking about this place :-)

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S
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Oof! Overpriced, so loud you cannot talk, and waiter with an attitude. The food was mediocre at best.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambiance was great. Pricey. Service was good BUT the waiters and cleaners kept wiping down the table while we were still sitting there and in between courses. It’s like they wanted us out of there immediately.

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Q
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, wine and service. I definitely will eat here again.

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EE
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience with super great food, live music and a very friendly and related atmosphere. Looking forward to come back!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time with my family at RR on Sunday night! It was pretty loud due to the band noise so we couldn’t really have great conversation, however the food was amazing. Thank you!

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AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On Spring Break in NYC—advised by roommate to visit Red Rooster! Had an amazing time socializing, eating great food and listening to music that definitely should not have been free! Harlem is magic!

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BN
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came for a fun, blues-y Sunday brunch and tried/shared a bunch of dishes. Loved the food, lively atmosphere and live music!

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j
Sydney / NSW
22 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Highly recommend, very generous portions of tasty comfort food, shrimp and grits was my favorite, the short rib was also outstanding!

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food the wine had a different smell and it had much prepositation. Nice staff who had a wird information about the wine

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RP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional, service incredible and overall experience phenomenal. Special shoutout to Chefs Alex and Courtney! They are awesome!!!!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our server all but rolled her eyes upon serving us. Our drinks were mediocre. Food was cold but tasty. It took us 27 minutes to be seated after our reservation time at 2:30. Once we were seating they told us the kitchen closed in 3 minutes and need to order if we wanted food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Incredibley friendly staff!

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food!!
Love love love the rooster!!

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and innovative recipes. Everything was delicious- especially the crab cakes. On Fridays, there is a very loud bar scene which makes conversation challenging at the tables in the adjacent dining room. Overall, RR offers an exceptional foodie experience. Will definitely return!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting New York - great meal!

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B
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Red Rooster has ambiance and spunk. The cocktails were special. And the food was fun.

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HL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was well prepared and nicely served. The best thing of all was the coffee. I am a coffee aficionado as I don’t drink alcohol. Do order it with the main course so that you have time to refill your cup. The deviled eggs were not as fascinating as I have read about on other peoples reviews. The must-have side is the Mac and greens. It is a comfort food beyond comfort. Worth a full day’s weight watchers points. Do not sit at a communal table at rush hour unless you have a Metropolitan opera level voice. You will be forced to shout. Despite any of these small misgivings, i would return again and again.

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